Burnt Out
Burnt Out

Am I Burnt Out or Depressed?

Stress seems to be as common as aspirin and increasingly sophisticated pain relievers, but a bunch of psychotropic drugs are not what any of us want in order to like life again.…


Depression Recovery
Depression Recovery

Key Factors in Depression Recovery

The notion of recovery from depression as opposed to symptom management is a relatively new idea and is open to debate (Stotland, 2012). Many individuals prior to experiencing a major depressive episode…


Am I Depressed
Am I Depressed

Am I Depressed? What the DSMV Says

Based on Diagnostic criteria from: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) You may be feeling “out of sorts”, down, not quite yourself. You don’t have your normal…


Bipolar Facts
Bipolar Facts

Bipolar Disorder: Just the Facts

Bipolar disorder, a serious mental disorder that affects about 4% of Americans, can cause extreme mood swings, abrupt changes in energy levels, and distorted decision making. It most commonly develops in the…


Common Depression Symptoms
Common Depression Symptoms

The Most Common Symptoms of Depression

Depression affects more than 15 million American adults annually. An estimated 350 million people of all ages experience symptoms of depression and about 13 percent of Americans take antidepressants. Depression can be…